The 8th biennial, international Legno&Edilizia fair about the use of wood in construction took place at Verona Exhibition Centre from 14 to 17 March. More than 20,000 professional visitors from all over Italy and further afield came to see the latest offerings from 170 European companies in the exhibition and to take part in the four days of conventions, seminars and talks. The large number of visitors from all over Italy highlighted the great interest shown by the country’s market in this area of construction, which is growing despite the crisis. The figures show that 5,000 wooden homes were built in 2012 (+20%). By 2015, the volume of residential wooden constructions is expected to double. It will account for 12% of the new housing market, which has been suffering from serious stagnation for years.